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A man walks past the ice-covered Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain, in frigid temperatures in Bryant Park in Manhattan, January 8, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Segar

A man walks past the ice-covered Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain, in frigid temperatures in Bryant Park in Manhattan, January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A man walks past the ice-covered Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain, in frigid temperatures in Bryant Park in Manhattan, January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Snow cover and clouds from the Great Lakes to the Mid-Atlantic are seen in a satellite image, January 8, 2015.    REUTERS/NASA

Snow cover and clouds from the Great Lakes to the Mid-Atlantic are seen in a satellite image, January 8, 2015. REUTERS/NASA

Snow cover and clouds from the Great Lakes to the Mid-Atlantic are seen in a satellite image, January 8, 2015. REUTERS/NASA
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A pedestrian walks past a tropical mural on a cold, winter morning in Somerville, Massachusetts January 8, 2015.    REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A pedestrian walks past a tropical mural on a cold, winter morning in Somerville, Massachusetts January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A pedestrian walks past a tropical mural on a cold, winter morning in Somerville, Massachusetts January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Commuters walk through steam rising from a vent in New York's financial district January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Commuters walk through steam rising from a vent in New York's financial district January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Commuters walk through steam rising from a vent in New York's financial district January 7, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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A woman and the Chicago skyline are reflected in the snow covered, curved surface of the "Cloud Gate" sculpture in Chicago, Illinois, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

A woman and the Chicago skyline are reflected in the snow covered, curved surface of the "Cloud Gate" sculpture in Chicago, Illinois, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

A woman and the Chicago skyline are reflected in the snow covered, curved surface of the "Cloud Gate" sculpture in Chicago, Illinois, January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young
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School children pass by buses immobilized by snow and ice on Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

School children pass by buses immobilized by snow and ice on Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

School children pass by buses immobilized by snow and ice on Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, Virginia January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A light snow blankets the east front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 6, 2015.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A light snow blankets the east front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A light snow blankets the east front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Charles Martinez looks over the partially frozen Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, January 5, 2015.  REUTERS/Jim Young

Charles Martinez looks over the partially frozen Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, January 5, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Charles Martinez looks over the partially frozen Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline, January 5, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young
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